A loan of $450 helped to buy perfumes, colognes, face creams, body creams and other personal care items.


Leydi's story

Leydi used her previous loan to buy a variety of merchandise through her specialized product guides and sold everything quickly because she invested in pre-existing orders and had a Kiva loan on hand to help her achieve her goal. She is now getting ready for the best commercial season of the year: the month of December. This month is full of family celebrations on which her customers spend a lot of money so that they can enjoy the season with their families and consume the products that Leydi sells such as perfumes, colognes, face creams, body creams and other personal care items. It is with this in mind that Leydi is applying for a new Kiva loan. She does not have enough working capital to meet her demand and so she will use her loan to buy all the products necessary to satisfy her customers' needs and wishes. She sends the following message to Kiva lenders: "Thank you for your support. I hope that they continue developing this type of aid program for low income micro-businesspeople in Colombia".

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard



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